20 Interesting Things many people DON’T KNOW ABOUT PAPA AND MAMA DAVID OYEDEPO BY PASTOR DAVID OYEDEPO
1. Mama was a university student – GREAT IFE while Papa was only a Polytechnic student in Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin (Remember the discrimination) – she could have snubbed him – but she responded.
2. His friends complained that he was carrying Christianity too zealously as if he was the only Christian – she became zealous too.
3. He took her to church in 1976 and made her sign an agreement (Sailing Under Sealed Orders) to marry and follow him whether he becomes blind, lame or handicapped… she signed.
4. Just before he married her, he told her God had sent him to LIBERATE THE World (while he was still hopping between jobs) and went on to resign his job; his elder brother lambasted him, she stuck to him.
5. He told her God had shown him the key to prosperity – she believed.
6. He told her they would build a 50,000 capacity tent and preach the gospel from private jets – she believed her dreamer lover.
7. He was too ‘buoyant’ ( not having money )to afford a hotel room on his wedding eve, he slept in his rickety Volkswagen beetle – she married
8. During a moment of insane faith, he ordered a mad man to be put in his car alone with her while she was pregnant; she remained submissive to him
9. She saw she was dripping blood while pregnant and explained to him that she had a miscarriage, he shouted “It cannot happen, can I have my food please” – she served him food.
10. She just had their first baby and there was no food or money at home. He refused to borrow or ask or take from church money and they were drinking/eating “CERELAC Baby food” for 3 days – she ate with him.
11. She came to church one day and saw him so excited with few members while waiting for service to start; he explained to her that service was actually over – she laughed.
12. People kept praying for her and her husband as they seemed to be crazy and needed deliverance – she kept faith.
13. He announced a new Bible school and she knew there was no facility; she asked him and he replied “Is it your school”? She kept quiet.
BUT SHE DIDN’T KNOW…
14. She didn’t know they were going to be flying in customized jets round the world.
15. She didn’t know he would pastor and she, co-pastor one of the largest church auditoriums in the world.
16. She didn’t know he would be a father to millions all over the world.
17. She didn’t know he would be hosted by Presidents and Heads of States of nations.
18. She didn’t know he would be a
Chancellor and Pioneer of one of the best Private Universities in the world…. And others
19. She woke up one day on her sick bed in the USA and unexpectedly saw her hubby who had flown in quietly from Nigeria and had refused to wake her up…..he was kneeling on the floor by her legs and crying “Lord, heal her and prove that you sent me”- She got healed miraculously…more than once! All she saw was a Man with A BIG GOD inside him.
20. The Lord has helped them to positively impact millions of people across the Globe, because they never stopped heeding to His instructions.
Once again, congratulations and Happy 41st wedding anniversary Papa and Mama.
For those trusting God for a Godly spouse and a kingdom home, may the lord grant your heart desire.
MAY YOU NEVER MARRY WRONG IN JESUS NAME.